Bio: Broadway & National Tour credits include FLOWER DRUM SONG (2003 revival), Sondheim’s PACIFIC OVERTURES (2005 Roundabout revival), WICKED (Boq – original Chicago company), and RENT (Final Broadway Company & The Broadway Tour). Other credits include Angel in RENT at the Hollywood Bowl (directed by Neil Patrick Harris, starring Vanessa Hudgens and Wayne Brady), Song in M. BUTTERFLY (Philadelphia Theater Company), GODSPELL (Paper Mill), The Bernstein MASS (Carnegie Hall / Kennedy Center), GIVE IT UP! (world premiere, Dallas Theater Center), Barnaby in HELLO, DOLLY! and Harold Bride in TITANIC (The St. Louis Muny), Simon in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Music Circus), Thuy in MISS SAIGON (Pittsburgh CLO), and Lun Tha in THE KING AND I (North Carolina Theater, starring Lou Diamond Philips). Film & TV appearances include GLEE (Wes, Dalton Academy Warblers), RENT: FILMED LIVE ON BROADWAY, LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT, The Tony Awards, Ellen, The Today Show and Good Morning America. He can be heard on the original cast recordings of FLOWER DRUM SONG and PACIFIC OVERTURES. Other recordings include THE BERNSTEIN MASS (Grammy-nominated), WALL TO WALL STEPHEN SONDHEIM - LIVE FROM SYMPHONY SPACE, DEAR EDWINA, SWEET BYE & BYE and THE BROADWAY BOYS. Next: Starring as Young Sam in the Broadway-bound original musical, ALLEGIANCE (www.allegiancemusical.com). Telly was born and raised in New York City, and holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University.
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I'm singing ALL GOOD GIFTS.
Brooklyn, New York
For my final call back (back in 2008), I sang RIBBON IN THE SKY by Stevie Wonder, and accompanied myself on the piano - and I was a bit nervous because Stephen Schwartz was there. They had me step out of the room for a minute, brought me back in, and they told me I got the job - right on the spot! That has NEVER happened to me before - and they left me speechless and in a complete state of shock!
Hmm... Like super powers? I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you. :-)
My first Broadway show was actually NOT on Broadway. It was on TV, when they filmed INTO THE WOODS on Broadway and showed it on GREAT PERFORMANCES on PBS!
There are several: Tweeting, JERSEY SHORE, HELL'S KITCHEN, and of course, GLEE
To all the aspiring performers out there: NEVER stop studying. No matter how long you've been doing this and how many Broadway shows you do, never stop being a "student" - of your craft, of the arts, and of LIFE.
To me, GODSPELL is about finding a way to co-exist with one another on this planet - regardless of race, religion, politics, sexual orientation, cultural differences, etc. It is about finding a way to see the world as a big COMMUNITY.